In spite of wanting to please the Father with all I do, I tend to take my eyes off the Father and depend on me, myself and I. When I am distracted by my own desires and dreams, I focus on what I think my success should look like. After I am hit with disappointment, I can always pin point when I took my eyes off the Father and I started to look towards man. I forget that even though man is in a position to advance me towards my dreams, it still has to be in the Father’s will and purposed for his kingdom. The word tells us to delight in the Father, Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
It’s been my experience that there are times I think I can accomplish my goal on my own. It’s never my (our) intention not to focus on the Lord, but yet it is easy to do. I believe we all get impatient with waiting for things to happen. I believe it is the open- door entry of taking our eyes off the Father and the beginning of, “I can do it.” Then we turn our focus towards me, myself, and man. And that is the road that leads us to assured disappointment. We never expect the route taken at the time to lead us to disappointment but that is where we end up. How do I stop this? Believing every situation was different and not making sure the idea or opportunity was from God is always my first mistake. Believing God needed my help to manifest his idea or his opportunity is my second mistake, but we all know that God makes no mistakes. How did I end up here again? Is the question I always end up asking myself? Even though I know his word tells me in Proverbs 3: 5-6 - Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
I have to believe that I have glorified him and his kingdom in my disappointments, as long I found my way back to him through repenting, asking for his forgiveness, and extending forgiveness in my heart. When we are not focused on the Father, for even a second, we will face disappointment in our homes, on our jobs, and in our family. I must learn to stay out my Father’s way and to walk and trust in His path for me. Allow Him to do what He promised me, His daughter. Is this my thorn? Paul tell us in 2 Corinthians 12:9 but he said to me, “My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weakness, so that Christ‘s power may rest on me. “Thank you, Father for bringing me back to you again and again.”
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